(updated 09/30/14)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 30, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 7, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 9, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 14, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Oct 17-17.  The campout will be held at El Rancho Cima, which is near Wimberly in the Texas Hill Country. 

Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair - Sat, Oct 18.  Registration deadline is Oct 2.  For info & registration, click here (TBD website).

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 21, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 26, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 28, 6:30p.

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 2, Troop 55 presented a over 500 merit badges and over 40 rank advancements earned over the summer.  If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 28 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Merit Badge Fair:  The Merit Badge Fair for the Twin Bayou District will be held on Sat, Oct 18, at St Thomas High School.  The registration deadline is Oct 2.  For list of MBs offered, times, registration and other info, click here.

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.

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Volunteers

We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.

 

Story of Scouting skills in use
Two scouts from T-55 recently assisted with an accident where they used some of the Scouting skills that they had learned.  To read about the event, click here.

Dues for 2014-15
Dues for the current school year are $150 for one scout and $125 for additional scouts from the same family.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check out to Troop 55 and send to: Jenny Kempner (T-55's Registrar), 3701 Overbrook Lane, Houston, TX 77027.

New Scoutmaster
At the Court of Honor on Sep 2, Robert Lombardi was installed as the new Scoutmaster.  Bill Helfand was recognized for his successful service as Scoutmaster over the past three years.  Mr. Helfand was awarded the title of Scoutmaster Emeritus.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical form for use starting March 2014.  If a scout has recently had a medical exam and used the older 2012 version of the medical form, that 2012 form will still be acceptable for summer camps in 2014. For the new medical forms, click this link.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Sep 30, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt F-5, meet with civic leader
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Climb Instructr,Part I,Oct 24-26 ► Contact
SM/ASM Specific, Nov 8   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Nov 12, 22-23 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Jenny Kempner at registrar@troop55.org or 713-524-0003.